Universities should stand by core values

April 23, 2013 at 1:10 am 1 comment

Rich DeMillo emphasizes in his book Abelard to Apple that higher education institutions need to differentiate themselves, to avoid being a commodity.  I think Amherst College is doing that, in being articulate in their core values and choosing not to partner with any MOOC companies.

“It’s not something they reject totally,” Martin said in a telephone interview, referring to the faculty’s online ambitions. “They just don’t want to do it right now through a firm that may or may not end up allowing us to do what our core values suggest we do in the form of teaching and learning.”

via Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from star MOOC provider | Inside Higher Ed.

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  • 1. alanone1  |  April 23, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Refreshing (I hope)!


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